Approach

 

My therapeutic approach combines depth psychotherapy with the power of the arts to help you deepen your connection to your self, gain awareness and acceptance, and make changes in your life.

You, as client, are seen as a work-in-progress, with the innate capacity to create and grow.

I, as therapist, bring a combination of depth and practicality, humor and creativity, and passion about the process of change to my work.

Advanced study and professional work as a theatre artist and musician led me to ongoing training and certifications to incorporate expressive arts and sandplay into the therapy process. The integration of the arts and the use of active imagination to access the psyche remain constants in my work.

My specialization with children & adolescents also serves my adult clients, who all bring their unique life stories, history & development to the therapy process.

Since 1987 I have worked in and studied the field of psychology. I present nationally and internationally on topics related to Jungian psychotherapy, sandplay, and integration of the arts in therapy. Some of my articles on these topics have been published in book chapters and professional journals. I also provide consultation to psychotherapists and other allied professionals.

I am a Jungian Analyst affiliated with the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, and a certified clinical teaching member of the International Society for Sandplay Therapy/Sandplay Therapists of America.

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It may be that when we no longer know what to do,
We have come to our real work,

And that when we no longer know which way to go,
We have begun our real journey.

The mind that is not baffled is not employed.
The impeded stream is the one that sings.

-Wendell Berry

 

(Artwork at top of page: “Mi Esperanza” by Elly Simmons, used with permission.)

 

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